STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : Testing Cookie Consent for the Web in Multiple Languages


Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Testing Cookie Consent for the Web in Multiple Languages

Cookie consent solutions are critical for online businesses to thrive and establish trust with their users. As software testing professionals, we have a unique ability to shape not only quality within our own roles, but as human beings fighting for the greater good in data privacy. The cookie consent banners and dialogs we often see on the web exist for two primary reasons: to mitigate risks like privacy fines and damaging headlines and to show the world there is a way to do privacy right. Testing cookie consent dialogs across many languages and browsers can seem like a daunting task. I’ll talk about how we’ve scaled front end testing efforts for this specific problem at Osano, and how to integrate front-end automated test coverage for cookie consent banners in over thirty-six languages.


Ryan Hruska is a Senior QA Engineer at Osano, an easy-to-use, complete data privacy platform that quickly helps businesses to become compliant with virtually all privacy legislation around the globe. Ryan has experience testing across multiple products and platforms, and looking for innovative ways to improve testing efficiency. In his current role with Osano, Ryan leads quality assurance efforts and builds automated testing frameworks. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, writing and recording music, and running.